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What's With Alessi?

Discussion in 'MX/SX General' started by PitRacer, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. PitRacer

    PitRacer PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Medina, Ohio
    What's up with Alessi not even qualifying for several of the SX's now?
     
  2. dmx153

    dmx153 PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Paris, Ohio, United States
    Racing Number:
    153
    I know!! He went wide letting Nick Wey by in his qualifier and then he had two privateer KTM riders beat him in the LCQ. I'm not a big fan of Alessi but something doesn't seem right with him.
     
  3. RocketRobin

    RocketRobin PR Founding Father

    He's saving himself for the outdoor season and doesn't want to get hurt indoors!!!!! At least that's what it looks like......... he better turn up the speed or he'll be retired next year.
     
  4. BriarcliffMx

    BriarcliffMx PR Founding Father

    "Believe the Hype"
     
  5. Judnash

    Judnash PR Addict

    looks to me like he is just riding out there, not racing. you can tell by his body language on the bike. several times this season i can recall where it seemed he just gave up positions, not holding lines, not charging. i dont know who that is out there but its not the Alessi we know. hopefully he steps it up.
     
  6. Cody Havel

    Cody Havel PR Addict

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    Geneva, Ohio
    He's simply being a baby because he doesn't get along with Roger. He gave up half-way through the outdoors last year, and that is right around the time that KTM started talking to Roger. Alessi can't poop, so he might as well get off the pot.
     
  7. Rogers365

    Rogers365 PR Addict

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    West Salem
    My guess is he has been hanging out with millsaps, hey maybe JGR will give him a ride when KTM gets rid of him.
     
  8. hershey

    hershey PR Elite

    Location:
    Ozone Layer
    Racing Number:
    01
    Did everyone miss the big get off he had at Red Bud ( I think it was ) ?????

    He simply has not been the same since. Can you blame him ? That was one nasty crash and injury. I don't think he will ever be the same after that.
     
  9. Rogers365

    Rogers365 PR Addict

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    West Salem
    That is a very good point. That was ugly!
     
  10. sdjclevland

    sdjclevland PR Addict

    i was thinking also he maybe saving himself for outdoors since he does not even have to race supercross but ktm wants him to. But at the same time he is making himself look horrible. all i know is im sure his dad just cant wait till the end of the season to tell everyone "i told you so"
     
  11. mthalt10

    mthalt10 PR Member

    Location:
    Ashley, Oh
    could it be the 350? Andrew short isnt doing much either compared to last year when he was on a 450. i dont believe that the 350 has an advantage like some people are saying that they do. i havent seen either one come close to pullin a wholeshot yet.
     
  12. KTM221

    KTM221 PR Addict

    I think Hershey got it. He's going to need to be hypnotized out of this funk to forget getting T-Boned on the RedBud ski jump.

    The other possible answer is that his brother Jeff (or maybe McGrath) finally told him what "KTM" stands for - Kill The Motocrosser.
     
  13. BanTonic

    BanTonic PR Addict

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    NorthCoast,Ohio
    Maybe all the "hype" :D over the three five o just isn`t cutting it????:)
     
  14. factory 113

    factory 113 PR Addict

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    thornville , oh
    Racing Number:
    113
    kick till monday!!!!!
     
  15. factory 113

    factory 113 PR Addict

    Location:
    thornville , oh
    Racing Number:
    113
    kant take much. ha .
     
  16. John250

    John250 PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Xenia, Ohio
    Racing Number:
    250
    He had some decent rides since the big crash at Red Bud, so I dont think that has anything to do with it. Perhaps he is just done.....his dad pushed him since 5 years old, and maybe he has just lost his drive. I am not an Alessi fan, so I dont care one way or the other, but it is strange to see Jeff Alessi looking much faster than Mike. He will be gone from KTM with rides like that. Roger and Tony dont get along anyway, so in Rogers long range plans, I am sure Mike is not part of it.
     
  17. Schlauch

    Schlauch PR Addict

    Location:
    Medina, oh
    I dont think he can ride a KTM well in general. He had a decent year in lites but wasn't putting in any good rides after that untill he got off them. I am slo begining to believe the 350 is NOT a good bike to be on at the professional level in the 450 class. sure its lighter and easier to throw around but lossing 100cc's, it looks like the 350 takes more effert in turns and larger rythems to be as competitive as the 450's. With all the power race 450s and putting out the corners can be cut off shorter, little bobbles are easier to over come in rythems with a tad more gas ect..KTM I think is just trying to market the bike by placing all its 450 riders on them when shorty is having a tough time to hang in the top 10. The 350 im sure is a great bike for any amature to be on, but i think allesi is finding out a 450 may suit him better and maybe a more competitive machine in a very stacked field.

    I am not sure if its the nasty red bud crash holding him back, eveyone think back to your worst crash. I know mine took a few rides to overcome, but once you begin getting comfortable on the bike again that memory of the pain seems to fade as does the fear..granted not many go down as hard as he did. KTM will give him the boot hopefully and pick up a rider that wants to be on the gate in the main, not dilly dakin so he can have cotton candy and spectate the rest of the night.
     
  18. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
    He's rebelling against Tony Alessi. When your homeschooling and race days take over earlier in life you bring out teenage characteristics later in life. Hence making him want to rebell against Dad.

    Really though i'm sure its a combination of near death experiences and his ******* overly aggressively hard pushing dad.
     
  19. MarctheSharc

    MarctheSharc PR Founding Father

    Don't have a clue on what's up with Alessi's riding...... and I'm not so sure that the 350 in the 450 class is a good choice at the Pro Level....
     
  20. mx834

    mx834 PR Member

    Location:
    cleveland
    I think the 350 just cant compete at the pro level, it seems like he lost the will to win when KTM took away the proper tools to do the job (the 450)
     

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